Indicted Obama Supporter Back in Jail

Judge revokes bond for shady real estate developer Rezko
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2008 2:03 PM CST
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(Newser) – Antoin Rezko is back in custody today after a federal judge revoked his bond, the Chicago Tribune reports. The indicted real estate developer and longtime Barack Obama contributor was arrested early this morning at home for an undisclosed violation of his $2 million bond. Rezko had been out on bail pending his Feb. 25 trial on corruption charges.

Rezko is accused of extorting money from companies in return for setting up favorable business arrangements with two Illinois state boards. Obama has given to charity more than $80,000 in contributions from Rezko, but his association with a political fixer could be damaging. Hillary Clinton used it against him in a debate last week, but a photo later surfaced of Rezko standing between Hillary and Bill Clinton.